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Festival brings retail traffic to downtown Mission

The two-day Mission Arts & Eats Festival and Battle of the Brisket Kansas State Championship barbecue had to compete with events around the metro area and still draw people who have been avoiding the “Johnson Drive nightmare.” But people still turned up to buy locally made products and brought sales to surrounding businesses.

Festival brings retail traffic to downtown Mission

The two-day Mission Arts & Eats Festival and Battle of the Brisket Kansas State Championship barbecue had to compete with events around the metro area and still draw people who have been avoiding the “Johnson Drive nightmare.” But people still turned up to buy locally made products and brought sales to surrounding businesses.

Perceptive Software closes satellite offices and announces layoffs

Perceptive, previously based in Shawnee, recently moved 750 employees into its new headquarters at 8900 Renner Blvd. Chief executive Scott Coons, in an email to the staff, announced layoffs “to achieve profitable growth” but did not say how many. He also said offices in Beverly, Mass., and San Francisco would close.

Festival brings retail traffic to downtown Mission

The two-day Mission Arts & Eats Festival and Battle of the Brisket Kansas State Championship barbecue had to compete with events around the metro area and still draw people who have been avoiding the “Johnson Drive nightmare.” But people still turned up to buy locally made products and brought sales to surrounding businesses.

Perceptive Software closes satellite offices and announces layoffs

Perceptive, previously based in Shawnee, recently moved 750 employees into its new headquarters at 8900 Renner Blvd. Chief executive Scott Coons, in an email to the staff, announced layoffs “to achieve profitable growth” but did not say how many. He also said offices in Beverly, Mass., and San Francisco would close.

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$70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.

$70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.

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South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with South Africa's Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with South Africa's Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Fans line up worldwide to buy iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Apple Inc.’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus went on sale today in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, the U.K. and the East Coast of the U.S., before rolling out across the rest of the country. Shoppers in New York and San Francisco had already formed lines in the past two days to be among the first to buy the gadgets.